...Moro Sets Up Committee to Probe Former Immigration Boss

19 Jan 2013

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Mrs Rose Chinyere Uzoma

By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja

The controversy surrounding  the removal of former Comptroller-General of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Mrs Rose Chinyere Uzoma, over alleged recruitment scandal is still raging as the Minister of Interior Comrade Abba Moro, has set up a Six-Man committee to investigate how she handled the affairs within the service with intention to correct any perceived abnormality.

Moro inaugurated the committee late Thursday night behind closed doors in Abuja, in the presence of the elated Acting Comptroller General, Deputy Comptroller General Rilwan Bala Musa, The panel which will be chaired by the Director, Paramilitary, Mr. Keftin Amuga,  Dr Attahiru Rufai Kawu as deputy chairman, while members includes  Alhaji Kurfi A. Ibrahim, Babandede Mohammed, Mr. E. S. A. Ojo and representative of the State Security Service.

The minister while setting up the panel noted that he has received some petitions and appeals from some officers of the service bordering on fraud, injustice and tribal sentiments in the conduct of the promotion exercise.

It could be recalled that under the advice of Moro, President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday ordered Uzoma to proceed on pre-retirement accumulated leave over the said controversial recruitment.

He further disclosed that other serious allegations ranging from certificate forgery and non-adherence to the principle of seniority in determining officers eligible for promotion were also received. He said: "After the last promotion of officers in the Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS), I received some petitions and appeals from some officers of the service bordering on fraud, injustice and tribal sentiment in the conduct of the promotion exercise," he stated.

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